Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.



New to Shambhala?

Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →

Katie Baingbridge

Ongoing Offerings

Our centre offers a rich array of ongoing offerings free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →

Join us for meditation at our new center!

6727 Flanders Drive, STE 102
San Diego, CA 92121
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Featured Programs

Learn to Meditate

August 29th

People new to meditation as well as more experienced practitioners who wish to refresh their technique will receive instruction in a relaxed, uplifted atmosphere. Encourage your family, friends or others curious about meditation to attend. Continue »

An Evening of Practice - The Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 1st—January 1st (2017)

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a practice text composed by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of Shambhala. This practice is meant for our particular time as a means of overcoming the obstacles of spiritual materialism in our practice. Continue »

Dharma Study Group

with Eric Jinpa Heinz

September 10th

A monthly discussion group on a variety of dharma subjects. The current discussion is on the Lojong, the Seven Points of training the mind. No registration or prerequisites required. All are welcome. Continue »

2nd Sunday Dharma Talk

September 11th

A talk or contemplation led by one of our members during Sunday morning public sitting meditation, with time for discussion. Followed by refreshments at 11:00. Today's topic: Kasungship and Protector Principle by Paul Manasjan. Continue »

Level 1: An Introduction to Meditation

with Claude Zachary

September 17th—September 18th

This program is the first of a series of weekend seminars that provides an open and friendly environment to discover knowing how to live with a clear mind, a gentle heart and a sense of humor through the practice of meditation. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Community Gathering

September 18th—December 11th

This hour long practice of chanting and meditation is simple and quite powerful in its direct approach to basic goodness. The Sakyong composed this practice to deepen our personal and social connection with basic goodness. Continue »

When We're Closing Down: Mindful Communication and How to Navigate Through Pain

with Greg Heffron

September 30th

We all know the feeling of closing off communication when it feels too painful to endure. In a variety of ways, we pull away, counter attack, tune out, or work to “seduce” the perceived source of our pain. Come remember the other options available ... Continue »

Four Seasons of Love, Family, and Friendship

with Greg Heffron

October 1st—October 2nd

This experiential weekend will look at four mistaken ways we disconnect, and how we can use mindfulness to connect in a more genuine way. We'll also track the "Four Seasons of Love," the natural cycle of connection and disconnection. Continue »